Visual Basic 2005 vs. Visual Basic .NET (2003) and Visual Basic 6.0

Visual Basic 2005 vs. Visual Basic .NET (2003) and Visual Basic 6.0

Post by Rose Red P » Mon, 17 Apr 2006 21:35:54


I began programming in Visual Basic 6.0 when I was in high school. I
tried Visual Basic .NET 2003, but couldn't figure much out. I tried
the beta 1 of Visual Basic 2005, not much luck with that. However, I
was astonished to find out how easy Visual Basic 2005 was once I used
the release. Not only did it have a new look, but I found it to be
easier to work with than both Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Basic .NET
2003.

I am a computer programmer and entreprenuer who develops software. I
currently attend Reading Area Community College as a Computer
Programming major. I have some beta programs out that were developed
in Visual Basic 2005 that you can download at
www.angelfire.com/planet/markaangelisantisp/downloads.html. I could
use some beta testers to help me work out some of the bugs that may lie
within the program(s).
 
 
 

Visual Basic 2005 vs. Visual Basic .NET (2003) and Visual Basic 6.0

Post by erewho » Mon, 17 Apr 2006 23:57:22

On 16 Apr 2006 05:35:54 -0700, "Rose Red Programmer"



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Almost everybody in this newsgroup is using VB6 or lower.

While you may get a stray answer to VB.NET (including VB2003
and VB2005 which has dropped .NET from its name) questions here,
you should ask them in newsgroups devoted exclusively to
.NET programming.

You risk getting confusing and/or misleading replies.

Look for newsgroups with either the word "dotnet" or "vsnet" in
their name.

For the microsoft news server, try these newsgroups...










There are some others, but these should get you started.

 
 
 

Visual Basic 2005 vs. Visual Basic .NET (2003) and Visual Basic 6.0

Post by mayayan » Tue, 18 Apr 2006 00:49:04


If you're that familiar with both VB and VB.Net
then you must know they're not the same... so why are
you asking in a VB group about beta testing .Net?

VB.Net 2005 requires a runtime of about 23 MB
that bloats into about 70 MB. It's too big for me to
download and I certainly wouldn't install 70 more
MB of MS bloat that I have no use for. (I like to run
a clean ship that lends itself to compact disk image
backup. If I were to keep up with Microsoft's .Net
runtimes I'd already have 200 MB +- of superfluous
.Net bloat gumming up the works. On an OS that
started out with about a 600 MB Windows folder
that's an absurd situation.)
...And, of course, your code would be "Greek" to me.

If you try in the .Net groups you should get a better
response. Many of the .Netters actually believe in the
feasibility of .Net shareware, and unlike most of the
rest of the world, they have the .Net v.2 runtime installed.